Large Japanese antique sumie dragon flying in clouds scroll. Exuberantly painted on silk with lovely splashes of ink. Brown brocade mounting. Good condition. Signed and sealed signed Hōgen Nyosen, one of the names used by Kanō Chikanobu (1660-1728), a leading Kano-school painter of the eighteenth century Edo. (Hōgen means “dharma eye” and Nyosen means “river-like”). Translation reads that he painted it at the age of 67.
The characters are:
Hōgen Nyosen gyōnen roku-jū-nana-sai hitsu
Edo Period (1604-1868)
Total size: 83″ high x 37″ wide (39 1/4″ wide including ends)
Size of art: 57″ high x 32″ wide